Caitlin Weber

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MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART (MICA)

Caitlin Weber is a Social Design masters student in the Center for Social Design at MICA. Her current work includes a team project to address perinatal HIV in Baltimore City, thesis work identifying points of intervention in a complex system of urban water pollution, and issues of climate change as the Civic Works Climate Action Fellow. As an undergraduate in design at Western Washington University, Caitlin aimed to understand the power of messaging and branding in a political context, and apply it to social and environmental issues. Through her work with sustainable building, government transparency and public arts mapping organizations, Caitlin has evolved from a print designer to a web designer working in user experience design, project management and front-end development. Right now, Caitlin is considering scale. Climate change, where global buy-in and sweeping behavioral change are necessary to make an impact, is dependent on scalability.

FAVORITE COLOR?
Green

FAVORITE TYPEFACE?
I try my hardest not to pick a favorite, but I’m currently enamored with Ashbury.

FAVORITE TV SHOW?
Mozart in the Jungle

FAVORITE BOOK?
Cradle to Cradle

FAVORITE MOVIES?
The Court Jester, A Town Called Panic

FAVORITE MUSICIAN OR BAND?
Oh boy. Junip, Bon Iver, Busman’s Holiday, Kishi Bashi, Lens Jekman, Peter Bjorn and John

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA?
Twitter

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Alexander Calder, Joan Miró

YOUR DESIGNER HERO?
Terry Irwin on systems thinking and transition design

TALENT YOU WISHED YOU POSSESSED?
A memory for facts, everything sticks as concepts and stories.

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Wake up in the 1930s and build a career as a sound effects person on a radio drama.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Use your powers for good, not evil.

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